We stayed at this Estancia at the end of a 5 week tour of Argentina, Chile and Patagonia, all of which was wonderful but exhausting, living out of suitcases, at times two days here, three days there, ending up with 5 days in Buenos Aires, fascinating but tiring. The time at La Sofia was the perfect end to this tour, as we relaxed in the beautiful grounds, swam in the crystal clear pool, watched polo, slept like logs, ate far too much, but all home cooked, played with the many good natured dogs and were so well looked after by Marcos and Silke, that it was like being in our own, beautifully maintained home. Marcos' family is really interesting, too, as his grandfather was a well respected author in the 20s and there's a museum in San Antonio de Areco with artefacts from his (Ricardo Guiraldes) family's gaucho past, as well as his manuscripts, which is fascinating (the town is also worth a visit). I thoroughly recommend this as the place to stay before flying home - or, at any other time, too!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Sofia is a farm (=estancia) just one hour from Buenos Aires and 14km from a nice traditional place called San Antonio de Areco. You can just come along the day for riding and or Polo, eat an "asado" (=argentian barbecue) and pass a relaxing day in the Argentinian Pampa. There are horses of the own bread available for all levels of riding y for those who want to try out Polo you can do this. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Sofia Hotel San Antonio De Areco